Last year, we revived a format enjoyed by the Guild many years ago with a ‘Take your best’ lunch at Maria’s Trattoria in North Melbourne. It was a resounding success, so we are doing it again, this time at the Steak Bank Charcoal Grill in Ormond.
It works like this. Each couple (or single) brings along a special or favourite bottle of wine and matches it with their choice from the unique selection of steaks displayed uncooked in the cabinet as shown in the photo. The steak is cooked to your preference. If you’re not into red meat – that’s not a problem. There is also a selection of seafood and chicken.
Those seated at each table (or half table) will taste each of the wines brought to that table by members or guests during the meal. An elected speaker on each table will then talk to the room about the best or most interesting wine tasted and why it was voted as such.
The Steak Bank (BYO wine and licensed)
Housed in a former State Bank building (hence the name), the steaks are professionally hung and cooked to perfection according to your preference. There are plenty of choices, including beef (of course), kangaroo, camel and more. All you have to do is order and pay for your steak (or alternative) and dessert if you wish. Chips and salads will be provided on the tables. The price range is enormous, so you are able to enjoy an easily affordable meal or ‘lash out’ if you wish.
Financial Members: $10.00 + cost of your own meal ordered from the menu.
Non Members: $15.00 + cost of your own meal ordered from the menu.
12 noon for a 12.30pm start.
Sparkling wine served on arrival
It’s a BYO wine restaurant so take your best. If you love your steak it will probably be a nice bottle of red.
Check the Google Map by clicking the button below. There is parking in local streets. If you’d prefer public transport, Ormond Station is close by. It’s on the Frankston line. The Frankston line is closed only between Carrum and Frankston. But it’s wise to check that there are other disruptions at www.metrotrains.com.au.
RSVP by 6pm Monday September 9, 2019
Invitations with further details will be sent to all members and friends of Wine Guild Victoria shortly. In the meantime you can use the Online Booking Button above to book online. Remember, you must be a current financial member or life member to be eligible for the member rate. A membership renewal form can be found on the ‘Membership’ page of this website.
Sunday October 27
Annual Bottling Day
Sunday December 8
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Starting, of course, with Breakfast on the Yarra in early February, a highlight will be a weekend coach tour of Tasmania in late May. You will be free to make your own arrangements for travel to and from Tasmania and some guidance will be given for those who wish to extend their visit before of after the tour.
The program is subject to change due to regional events and the changing availability of quality venues and speakers that we have come to expect.